Citroen is planning a 2020 India debut with the Citroen C5 Aircross SUV, here’s what they have to say before the budget announcements…
You and I know that Citroen is getting themselves ready for an Indian entry this year. The French marque will mark its maiden presence in the country by launching the Citroen C5 Aircross SUV later this year. Citroen Cars in India will roll out through a healthy association with CK Birla group. The Aircross will take on the likes of MG Hector, Tata Harrier and Kia Seltos. The India spec SUV will be locally manufactured and developed.
As we move towards the next Indian budget, Citroen India has finally chosen to talk to the media on the same. The carmaker seems to be confident of the Indian market and its potential. It believes to reap fair sales and success here in the time to come.
Mr. Roland Bouchara, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Citroen India: “The long-term outlook for the Indian automotive industry is very strong as both, demographically and economically, the industry is well-positioned for growth in coming years. Hence, we are expecting a pragmatic budget with key focus on providing impetus to manufacturing sector. The sector will also benefit from the government’s strong focus on boosting infrastructure. The government’s continued commitment to provide the necessary support and investments in infrastructure, will encourage a strong and resilient domestic manufacturing sector.
While the government is committed to the growth of manufacturing sector through ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’ initiatives, it should further strengthen policy frameworks to support and encourage manufacturing sector. Also, manufacturing industry provides great opportunities for investment and employment in the country. We hope the government further encourages the automobile industry and lays down long-term roadmap to help the sector plan its investments in new technologies and skill development.
Further, we expect the government to take adequate measures in terms of improving liquidity which will lead to increase in consumer spending and in turn, boost the economy and GDP.”
Thus, the local development and production of the upcoming Citroen cars in India would be further accentuated by the prevailing market situations…